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Dragon Egg!
  opened by paleface at 03:37:29 06/07/04  
  last modified by paleface at 01:40:03 06/08/04  
  paleface [sys=PCE; cat=Platformer; loc=JPN]
As a little girl, it is only natural that, finding a dragon's egg, you run around with it in your backpack, snatching it out to bop people on the head. If, by chance, these people drop little flame orbs, you naturally use them to hatch the egg, and then bop people with the little baby dragon living in your backpack.
In theory you could grow the dragon up to full size. I'm not sure if when that happens you still carry it around in your backpack or not--I haven't got that far because I'm not very good at platforming and your dragon devolves into an egg every time you die.
The game moves very quickly (use auto-fire for the egg-bopping, it saves a lot of finger wear) and sports reasonably attractive sprites. So of course I bought it, not bothering to reckon on how difficult the platforming might be.
It's difficult, at least for one with my small allotments of mental power and patience. Even just in the first three levels there have been way too many small and quickly-moving platforms for my tastes, and then you start getting in to the levels where one slip on jumping to a small quickly-moving platforms sends you falling back down to the beginning of the level, and probably through the fields of fire of several gun emplacements on the way down. Thank you, but I have better things to be doing.
They try to help you out with unlimited continues, shops along the way, and non-respawning monsters. This enables you to keep surviving, anyway, but it doesn't seem all that fun, especially since I can't collect enough orbs to evolve my dragon above a hatchling. Oh, and the music is annoying. Super Mario 3 this ain't. Good night.

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